BBC’s Future Up For Grabs as UK Government Kicks Off Review

The British Parliament cleared a review questioning whether the scale and scope of the BBC was still appropriate.

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An employee stands outside Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC, in London. (Photo: Reuters)

The newly-elected Conservative government in Britain has suggested that the BBC could become smaller and cheaper in the opening salvo of a highly-charged battle for the future of the world’s biggest public service broadcaster.

Media Secretary John Whittingdale told parliament he would carry out a review which would question whether the scale and scope of the BBC was still appropriate as part of a major study ahead of its 10-yearly Charter renewal in 2016.

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